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how a bicyclist escaped the worst of the damage. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. a drunk driver's wild ride ends in a crash in san francisco. how a bicyclist escaped the worst of the damage. >> and a fast-moving fire racing through a vallejo bar doing some major damage. it is the second fire in that area in the past few hours. >> clouds moving in and rain too. we'll tell you when coming up. >> and a live look at 101 traffic in santa clara. fro and clear. we are starting to get busy in some spots in the east bay. we'll show it to you in the thursday morning commute coming up. >> good. it's thursday, november 15. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:01 is your time. new this morning, a suspected drunk driver arrested but not until after a wild overnight
chase. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco's mission district at one of the crime scenes related to this point,. >> reporter: i want to show you now this is one of the cars involved in that chase that that driver hit one of two parked cars tulip. here's the surprising detail about that driver. this is her fourth dui in the past 10 years. take a look at some video from the scene earlier. i'll walk you through. the suspect drove on to a closed on-ramp to westbound 80. a chp tried to pull her over. then she exited on mission and van ness and the chase began. she led officers through small streets in the mission and in that short time she hit one car that rolled forward and hit a cyclist. that cyclist was taken to san francisco general hospital is expected to be okay. but after that she continued on to hit another parked car that one we showed you when we first
were here at the beginning of our shot before hitting another light pole at 17th and van ness knocking out the traffic lights in this area which are still currently out. now back out live you can see just that damage that the driver caused again, one of two parked cars that this female hit in the course of leading officers on that chase. again, also injuring a cyclist in the course of that. but again, that cyclist is expected to be okay. but when i spoke to a chp officer on the phone it's because another person was involved now she is facing some serious charges and he gave me those. she will be facing a felony dui, reckless evading including dui enhancement meaning she has had multiple duis in the past years. as far as the investigation is concerned, they will be investigating each collision later on. cate caugiran, cbs 5. crews are on the scene of a second suspicious fire in
vallejo overnight. this two-alarm fire started around 3:00 inside the village bar on tuolumne street. a few hours earlier crews battled another suspicious house fire nearby. at this time investigators have no cause for either fire. nobody was injured. good news there. we have a crew headed to the scene and we'll bring you the very latest on the investigation coming up in our next hour. another structure fire this morning. this one right here in san francisco. all the smoke forcing residents out of their homes early this morning. fire crews arrived on the scene on noe street around 2 a.m. they say it all started in a wall heater. a lot of water and smoke damage. smoke detectors got neighbors out of bed into the streets. >> ton of smoke coming out. so i went back in and got my roommate and told him about it and he got out of the house. >> less than an hour ago, fire crews allowed residents to return back inside their homes. something went terribly wrong when a group took its
nightly walk into the east bay hills. a hiker plunged to his death on the uc-berkeley campus. the man's body was found on the edge of campus. the 20-year-old man disappeared while walking with friends. they called 911 about 6:30 last night. university police found his body about 200 feet down a steep ravine. foul play is not suspected but the death is still under investigation. 5:04 now. san jose is facing a serious safety problem, a shortage of officers patrolling their streets. facing lower wages and benefits, for san jose officers are resigning. there are now less than 1,000 officers in the department available for full duty. 583 are patrolling the streets in a city of nearly a million people. >> there is no wiggle room. anytime you move personnel, you'll be robbing peter to pay paul. that's the reality that we live in. >> mayor reed says 44 men and women are going through the academy right now. those officers should be ready
to hit streets of san jose next june. closing arguments set in contra costa county this morning in the case of a man who killed his ex-girlfriend and another man at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza. this is the penalty phase in the trial of nathan burris who was convicted of the two murders last week. he could face the death penalty. two women home alone fought off an armed prowler. the suspect may have stab wounds in the chest. according to police he broke that a san rafael apartment tuesday night. the women say he was armed with a knife. he got into a fight with one of them of the the other roommate grabbed a phone and called police. other neighbors say they heard yelling. >> kind of scary when you have young people in the house with you, too. >> the victim, who was being attacked, turned the knife on the assailant and the women told police that he ran away. police alerted nearby hospitals that the suspect may try to seek medical attention. rain and a lot of it expected later this week and
that's a big worry in the area hit by the mud slide in daly city. they are doing what they can now to protect the neighborhood around hillside park. that includes stacking bales of hay and clearing out storm drains. hay will contain the mud and keep it from doing any more damage after tuesday's big mud slide. >> so we're going to take our remote control tv camera to go into the pipe itself and then get to the storm drain and identify where this is. then we can excavate it out and divert water to the location. >> officials don't expect more problems from the 8" pipe that broke but it's likely to take weeks to get the pipe fixed. 5:06 let's get a check on the weather. the heavens are going to up quick i have a feeling. >> they could see another half inch of rain in daly city from this next storm system. shouldn't be flooding rain. outside now it's dry. we have a couple of clouds in the north bay, fog. mid- to high-level clouds moving in especially in the
afternoon. the temperatures right now 39 degrees with that fog into santa rosa, 42 in livermore. 46 in san jose. and 54 degrees in san francisco. look what's off the coastline. those spiraling clouds that's your next storm system going to pay a visit to the bay area starting to slide to the bay area throughout the day today. still, we are going to see a very pleasant day. the temperatures not as warm as yesterday but not bad. 60s and 70s yesterday. today close in some spots to the upper 60s but a little bit cooler and those clouds will be on the increase and tonight we could see rain late and then unsettled for the weekend. more or that coming up. right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> we are bracing for tomorrow morning's commute. thanks, lawrence. outside, yeah, it's pretty quiet wherever you go. live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. we just checked in with caltrans folks and they say that they have cleared the roadwork that was on the upper deck of the bay bridge if you are heading into san francisco. san mateo bridge no delay in either direction. 14 minutes between hayward and foster city. so looking good towards the
high-rise. taillights moving westbound. checking some drive times across the bay area, we are starting to see some slowdowns to the altamont pass in livermore also on highway 4 through antioch but not enough to impact your drive times. the major roads still look good in the clear. that's a check of traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. back to you guys. >> thank you. on capitol hill today, a series of hearings all set to begin to investigate the attack on that u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. as susan mcginnis reports, former cia director david petraeus is now on the list of witnesses. reporter: after calls by congressional leadership, former cia director david petraeus will testify before congress tomorrow about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> good luck, sir. >> thank you. >> reporter: petraeus was scheduled to testify today before a house intelligence committee but those plans changed after he resigned following his admission of an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. benghazi is at the center of another capitol hill battle. senate republicans say they will not accept the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice as a
replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> reporter: senators john mccain and lindsey graham say rice was either lying or incompetent when she made this statement five days after the attack. >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: president obama said the ambassador was presenting the intelligence information she was given, to challenge those who attacked ambassador rice. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: senator mccain accepted that offer. >> the president of the united states the commander-in-chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mccain and graham want a watergate-style committee to investigate the benghazi attack. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington.
the military has suspended the security clearance for the woman at the center of the petreaus scandal. paula broadwell a former army intelligence officer who had high clearance. cbs news has learned the identity of the fbi agent who first brought the case to the bureau frederick humphries. he is a friend of florida socialite jill kelley. she went to him when she started getting harassing e- mails from broadwell. in "your world this morning," three people are reported dead after a rocket attack on southern israel from the gaza strip. the attack on an apartment building comes after israel launched a military operation this week on gaza which is governed by the palestinian militant group hamas. the operation began after previous rocket attacks on israel. palestinian officials say president mahmoud abbas has cut short a trip to europe to deal with the crisis. a new person has been named head of the communist party in china.
the state news agency made the announcement this morning. he is the son of a party elder and has been china's vice president for the past five years. as the head of the communist party, he will lead china's military and economy. it is 5:11. taking a pay cut. >> why the csu's new chancellor wants a smaller salary. >> plus trumpeting their excitement. the bay area school band that's landed a national gig. >> and going nowhere fast. the viral video of a drunk man's epic escalator struggle. your don't want to miss this. >> excuse me... [ laughter ] ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
going the wrong way on the escalator. a british t-v producer shot this video ofe well, check out the man going the wrong way on the escalator. a british tv producer shot this video of the businessman struggling to ride the escalator in london's tube station. some commuters tried to get him going in the right direction. eventually somebody pushed the emergency stop button to let him off the ride. >> he wasn't getting off. >> elizabeth, i don't think he knew where he was going. >> that's bizarre. didn't you used to do that as a kid to see if you could make it
all the way down? a lot of overnight roadwork was picked up now that it's past 5 a.m. here's a live look near the dublin interchange. westbound 580 so far, so good 15 minutes is that drive time from the altamont pass towards pleasanton. and if you are heading the opposite direction eastbound 580 you may still find roadwork heading out towards livermore. here's a live look at the nimitz. more roadwork this morning. this is still there southbound 880 from embarcadero towards jackson. as you get closer towards the coliseum and oakland airport, though, everything looks good. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. traffic heading towards doyle drive. they still have that roadwork possibly in lanes. it looks like they are in the clearing stages now on the north end of the waldo tunnel towards sir francis drake. but if you are heading in the commute direction we saw some lanes change trucks cruise by a little earlier, so they have more lanes open towards doyle drive and san francisco. westbound highway 4 so far
actually looks good. we are not seeing any sign of brake lights no changing color on our sensors from antioch towards concord. that's a nice trip in both directions. westbound 580 you will notice some brake lights now through stretches of the altamont pass almost towards vasco road. it's not enough to impact your drive time, though. 15 minutes between those wind turbines and 680 and the dublin interchange. more "timesaver traffic" camera coming up. in the meantime we're talking weather and major changes. here's lawrence. >> yes. we have been having some spectacular weather over the last couple of days, elizabeth, but that's all about to change. it is quiet outside right now. mostly clear skies toward the coastline and inside the bay. a couple of patches of fog showing up in some of the north bay valleys so watch out for that. 40s and 50s for the most part right now but this afternoon, we are going to notice those clouds start to thicken up. cooler but nice. temperatures mainly in the 60s pushing 70 degrees in the warmest spots inland. but just off the coastline, we have this area of spiraling clouds that area of low
pressure that's going to approach the coast throughout the day today. high pressure going to start to give way now and those clouds will start to flow in later today and then tonight, i think we start talking about some raindrops. rain becoming more likely as we head throughout the day tomorrow and that's going to open the storm door, i think a stronger storm moves in toward late saturday into sunday. but quiet this morning early on. clouds later in the afternoon and thickening up in the evening hours and staying dry. that will change though later on tonight into tomorrow morning. chance of more scattered showers developing, then i think picking up throughout the day tomorrow. so not a washout early on tomorrow. but as we go through the day the rain will be picking up, as well. all right. this is what we're expecting as far as rainfall totals. an inch or so into the santa cruz mountains a half inch into san francisco through saturday morning. about a half inch in pleasanton. so you get the idea, nice little soaker and there's a stronger one after that. temperatures expected to be in the 60s mainly outside today so fairly mild day with clouds moving in and then we get into
the weekend. unsettled showery weather continuing into saturday. a stronger storm system moving in late saturday night into sunday. staying unsettled and possibly wet monday, tuesday and wednesday of next week, guys. that's the latest. back to you. >> boy. lots of rain. okay, lawrence, thanks. 5:18 now. the new chancellor of the california state university system is taking a pay cut to boost the budget. trustees grand timothy white's request -- granted timothy white's request for his state pay to be cut 10%. he will make $380,000 about $40,000 less than what he was supposed to get. white takes over at the end of the year. members of a marching band in the south bay are about to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. they are getting the chance to perform in front of millions and they are sharing the spotlight with another band halfway around the world. valley christian high school is this week's "cool school." reporter: it's quiet in the hills of san jose. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: but do through the doors of valley christian high
school and there's a whole lot of noise. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: the marching band is hard at work practicing for their next gig. >> we rehearse a lot, and these students are very, very dedicated to the program and more importantly they are dedicated to each other. >> reporter: and their dedication has paid off. they were selected to perform in the tournament of roses parade in pasadena. the parade, watched by 40 million people worldwide, is competitive. hundreds of bands applied and only 22 were chosen including valley christian. >> definitely probably one of the biggest accomplishments that a high school band can get. >> reporter: and they are sharing the accomplishment of another band beijing 57 all the way in china. in april valley christian traveled to beijing. now through technology the two bands practice their songs together bridging the cultural gap with music.
>> whatever you can't say with words, you can let out with music. >> reporter: and in january, the two bands will join marching six miles through pasadena playing out their high school dream. >> most people are like band nerds. they have that negative connotation. but i think we're probably the coolest people around. the band is super cool. >> reporter: and so is their school. >> that is cool. >> isn't that cool? yeah. these guys, they were really neat. took their practice very seriously. they were rehearsing when we went and barged in to do this story. by the way, they are -- they need $250,000 to get all the members to pasadena and they have been doing all these fundraisers. >> the rose bowl is such a huge things for the band but the fact they did the cultural exchange and go to china and have them come over here, that's great. >> awesome. so what's cool about your school? submit your nomination on our website, cbssf.com/coolschool. and frank or i might come out hang out with you for the day and then you school gets featured on the show.
on westbound 580 to the dublin interchange. a new accident in livermore. the latest on your commute coming up. 5-hour energy may be linked to some serious health issues maybe even death. the feds are looking into 13 deaths over the last four years as well as reports of heart attackser convulsions and miscarriages. but the fda warns just because a report is filed, it doesn't necessarily mean the highly caffeinated drink is the cause. >> people that have high blood pressure or diabetes or anxiety disorders, even cases of depression. it can really mess up the body. >> last month the fda received five reports of deaths after consumers drank another highly caffeinated drink monster energy. the golden state warriors welcoming back an old friend last night. the former coach don nelson was honored last night pre-game for his hall of fame induction in
september. it was a big game for warriors rookie harrison barnes. 19 points, 13 rebounds including the put-back dunk in the fourth. stephen curry finished off the hawks playing give-and-go with david lee. that's good. so are the warriors who beat atlanta 92-88. play of the day from the world of international soccer, look at this kick from 10 yards outside the goal box. way up and this thing, the perfect trajectory, bounces in, sweden won 4-2 from the man they call mr. z. >> how do you say his name again? [ laughter ] >> my notes. where's my notes? [ laughter ] [ indiscernible ] >> i'm so glad you had to say that. it's 5:25 right now. flames tear through a vallejo bar. why it's being called suspicious. >> and a capitol hill battle over benghazi is heating up. the president jumping to the defense of the u.n. ambassador. we are live in san francisco after a drunk driver
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what, what, what? what's going on? get out! get out! >> residents escape an early- morning house fire. >> a hiker plunges to his death on the cal campus. >> a brazen attack in a quiet neighborhood. >> these brave women ages 18 and 19 are probably alive today because of a cell phone and their attacker's knife. >> kind of scary when you have young people in the house with you, too. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me.
>> a battle on capitol hill over the attack in benghazi. >> this president, this administration, has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up. >> former cia director david petraeus will testify before congress after all. >> an emergency landing in the middle of traffic. >> something that you train for and you practice for. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." good morning. it's thursday, november 15. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30 now. and we begin with some breaking news. two bp employees will reportedly face manslaughter charges in connection with that oil rig explosion that led of course to the massive leak in the gulf of mexico. that's according to an anonymous source who spoke to the "associated press." the source also said bp and the
u.s. justice department have agreed on a plea deal with the company paying billions of dollars in fines. 11 people were killed in the 2010 explosion resulting in that big oil leak that caused long-term environmental damage and major economic problems for gulf coast cities. new this morning, locally, a wild chase ends with injuries and an arrest. >> cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco with new information about a drunk driving suspect apparently with a history of dui. cate. >> reporter: michelle, a long history of duis. this is her fourth dui arrest in the past 10 years. so again it's not looking good for this driver as well as the area. we are at 17th and van ness where you can see the mess. the traffic lights are still out after the drunk driver led chp officers on the short chase through the mission district. but let me show you some video from hours before. you can see the damage that this driver caused. chp says the suspect drove on
it a closed freeway on-ramp and the officer on duty saw this and tried to pull her over at ninth street but she kept going. she exited off mission and van ness and that's where the chase began and then things got worse. she hit a parked car and that parked car rolled on to a cyclist. the car hit another parked car blocks away before hitting a light pole knocking out the traffic lights in the area. back out live, crews are here cleaning up the mess. in addition, they want to restore the traffic lights here in the area. chp says the cyclist is expected to be okay. she did not hit him directly. the cyclist had minor injuries. both were taken to san francisco general hospital. this woman will be facing some serious charges this morning especially because a pedestrian was involved. the few charges that she will
be facing include felony dui, reckless invading, enhanced felony dui because this is her fourth dui arrest and it involved a pedestrian. a three-alarm fire in the village bar on tuolumne street. crews battled a house fire nearby. no cause for either fire, no injuries. we have a crew heading to the scene. we'll have the latest coming up at 6:00. smoke forced several san francisco residents out of their homes early this morning. firefighters say a wall heater may have sparked the fire at this noe street complex just before 2 a.m. no one was injured in this fire and most of the damage was cause by smoke and water. it is 5:33 now. a man's body was found on the uc-berkeley campus. authorities found the 20-year- old down a 200-foot ravine
yesterday. the man disappeared while walking with friends last night. they called 911. foul play is not suspected. oakland has two weeks to figure out the situation with the police force. some are calling for a receiver to take control. department. two sides must have a list of the agreements by the november 29. the city of san jose has a shortage of officers. there's less than 600 officers patrolling the streets for a city of a million people. officials say they are losing officers to retirement or resignation. >> there is no wiggle room. anytime you move personnel here you're going to be robbing peter to pay paul. >> san jose's mayor says 44 men and women are going through the academy. they will be on the streets in june. crews in daly city are racing to prevent mud mess from a water main break from getting
worse. they call it weatherization. it includes stacking bales of hay and clearing out storm drains but rain this week including today. the hay will contain the mud and keep it from doing any more damage after the tuesday mud slide. meanwhile it's expected to take weeks to repair the 8" cast iron broke that broke, the culprit that made that big mess on tuesday. maybe a little rain in the forecast will create a bigger mess. >> probably will and from what mr. lawrence karnow says, the storm door is open in a big way. >> i don't think we are going to see flooding rains but definitely concern. the hillside has already come down and they will have half in. of rain tomorrow. this is the last day to weatherize. we have a series of storms lining up in the pacific. it's quiet this morning. temperatures in the 40s and 50s, patchy fog in the north bay valleys so watch out for that but you see that low off the coastline. those spinning clouds around are going to slowly slide in our direction throughout the day today so some increasing cloud throughout the day but
staying dry. that will change later on tonight into tomorrow. temperature-wise not bad. near 70 in morgan hill. 68 san jose. 68 degrees in cupertino. east bay well into the 60s by the afternoon. so sunshine and a mixture of high clouds on the increase. 68 in oakland and 64 degrees in sausalito. this is all about to change. the rain is coming. we'll have more on that in a moment. right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. there is a problem near that 92/101 interchange. they were doing overnight roadwork in the area and we are just getting word of an accident on northbound 101 approaching highway 92. chp says there may have been a problem possibly cones still left over from that overnight closure on that connector ramp from westbound 92 to northbound 101. so we're checking it now but it looks like there are possibly lanes blocked again on northbound 101. it sounds like it's close to kehoe right there in san mateo. westbound 580 brake lights drive time up to 19 minutes now
between the altamont pass and 680. we also have an accident reported in livermore eastbound lanes of 580 approaching airway so just a heads up. that's against the commute. also really super busy already through antioch. you can see one of the our live drive time sensors shows 11 miles an hour, really bottlenecking approaching a street lone tree way. past those antioch exits, you can see everything then moves up to top speeds over 40 miles per hour. and a quick check of the silicon valley commute where everything is still light actually on westbound 237 leaving milpitas heading towards san jose. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. some new details on the founder of that antivirus company who was wanted for questioning in a belize murder case. john mcafee has been hiding from cops after his neighbor was found dead on sunday. he apparently called the "associated press" saying he has a young woman helping him stay a step ahead of the officers who want to kill him. he also said he didn't kill anybody. investigators say they just want to talk to him and say he
has not been named a suspect. hearings are set to begin today on capitol hill regarding the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. general david petraeus is set to testify tomorrow even though he resigned from the cia amid the investigation into his extramarital affair. meanwhile, the benghazi attack may affect a potential nominee to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. some republicans say susan rice was either lying or incompetent when five days after the attack she said there was no information to conclude it was premeditated. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> president obama is strongly defending rice. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations. he says he has not yet determined whether he will nominate her for secretary of state. the military has suspended the security clearance for the woman at the center of the petreaus scandal. paula broadwell is a former army intelligence officer who had high clearance.
meantime, cbs news has learned the identity of of the fbi agent who first brought the case to the bureau. frederick humphries is a friend of jill kelley, who went to him when she started getting harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. 5:39 now. summer storm sandy drove the number of people seeking unemployment benefits up to 439,000 last week. that's the highest level in 18 months due to superstorm sandy. today president obama is going to new york city to see the devastation firsthand from the storm. the president will tour the city's hardest hit borough of staten island. the president toured new jersey shortly after sandy hit but the mayor, mayor bloomberg, asked the president to stay away from new york at the time. he said then that the president's visit would just take up too many resources. well, a new crab season is open now here around the bay area. >> yes. diners may pay more for the catch. the fresh catch should hit markets this afternoon. the fishermen will get $3 a
pound. you can expect to pay about twice. that bay area restaurants say it will be worth it. >> i think it's going to be very full. so when you crack the crab, the meat will be very plentiful inside. and the taste of course of local crab is excellent. >> word is the crabs are bigger this year but there are fewer of them. so that may be the reason for the price. >> lawrence was on the pacifica pier over the weekends and said people had their crab pots down picking up these big babies coming up. >> are you hungry now? >> i love crab! 5:40. a five-hour boost with a deadly risk. the new warning about one of the most popular energy drinks coming up. >> this is the most roughest toughest bumpiest road that i have ever seen you. >> think your neighborhood roads are bad? the bay area city with the absolute worst and it's one you probably never expect. ,,,,
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>> and i'm -- i'm -- i mean, don't you miss the simplicity of the clinton years? [ laughter ] >> oh, boy. [ laughter ] >> there's a joke in there somewhere. >> kind of boils it down to a simple little thing there. >> no kidding. the generation gap is alive and well when it comes to finances. >> a new survey found sharply conflicting expectations between older parents and their adult children. here to discuss and help us conduct the dreaded money talk, jill schlesinger, editor at large for cbsmoneywatch.com. what did they find, jill? >> reporter: well, it didn't surprise anyone. family members disagree when asked privately about these hard-to-discuss topics. 24% of adult children expect to help their parents financially at some point while 97% of the parents say we are not going to need help at all. the bigger problem only a small number of families 10% discussed finances in any
comprehensive way. that of course is the biggest issue to tackle. >> jill, i wish i would have had talked to you about this about three weeks ago. do you have any suggestions about talking to parents about money? >> oh, there's a story there. >> reporter: it is hard -- yeah, exactly. it is hard to balance being a responsible adult child, you know, because you don't want to seem like you're prying but this is very important. even if your loved ones appear to be completely self- sufficient, remember, neurologists say that cognitive ability starts sliding as early as 60! and additionally, regulators warn that older americans, they are the biggest targets of financial scams. so when is the easiest time to have a conversation? well, when your parents bring up something about money. maybe it's a complaint about low cd rates or the markets are doing so rotten, a high utility bill. the early conversation does not have to be a forensic accounting of every last nickel of your parents's finances.
you just want to open the door. here's something important. it may be helpful to bring in a third party. according to the survey, two- thirds of parents and adult children said they might be more comfortable talking about these matters to an impartial financial pro like a certified financial planner, a cpa or an estate attorney. now, i'm sorry i'm three weeks late for you. [ laughter ] >> but on moneywatch.com, we are going to coach you on how to have that dreaded talk about money with your parents. now, be nice because remember, they had to have a different kind of conversation with you when you were young. it was probably hard for them. >> i had to keep that in mind during that conversation. >> jill schlesinger, editor at large for cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. we appreciate it. >> reporter: take care. >> think your parents are online one over there? >> they are going to be so mad at me. >> it's one of those things you worry about over time. >> nobody wants to talk about it. >> no. and i get worried with my parents on the internet and all
those phishs scams. that's scary. we have changes coming our way in the bay area. starting out quiet this morning out the door. no rain just yet. it is clear along the coastline and inside the bay. couple of patches of fog showing up in the north bay valleys. temperatures mainly in the 40s and the 50s. this afternoon though we'll notice some changes. we'll have some mild temperatures but the clouds will start to be on the increase. that's a storm system off the coastline that will be paying a visit to the bay area very shortly now. high pressure starting to weaken. you can see that low just off the coastline. that ridge finally giving way after what's been a spectacular few days. but now it is looking like we are getting back to the rain as the system moves onshore later on tonight into friday. we are expecting a good soaker from this one and then more rain on the way for the weekend. let's see if we can time it out. starting out clear this morning early on and then the clouds begin to move in as we head throughout the day today into the evening commute. it's looking dry. so don't have to worry about it then. overnight tonight toward tomorrow morning showers becoming more likely not a total washout but rain on the
increase throughout the day tomorrow. with that in mind, traveling out of sfo, no problems today, mostly clear, no delays. across the country looking good. sunshine, 70 degrees in houston, partly cloudy skies in denver, chicago and also new york. around the bay today we are expecting those temperatures to stay very mild with the increasing clouds. mainly into the 60s. but big changes in the seven- day forecast. how about this? rain expected for tomorrow. showers continuing into saturday. a stronger storm saturday night into sunday. staying unsettled and possibly wet through the middle of next week, elizabeth. >> it never ends. thanks, lawrence. outside right now, as we mentioned it is nice and dry and so far pretty quiet. we are starting to see some more delays in some areas though because now we're approaching or getting closer towards 6:00. so you can see some delays especially in those cash lanes. the fastrak lanes are usually our bright spot at this time of the morning until they turn the metering lights on. so just kind of a similar pattern this morning heading into san francisco. they did pick:the roadwork by the way on the upper deck.
elsewhere, to our maps and live traffic cameras. they picked up overnight roadwork southbound 880 near downtown oakland approaching embarcadero so now everything is good to go towards the coliseum and it continues to look good actually towards highway 92 and hayward. other bridges here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. they have more southbound 101 lanes open now if you are heading towards doyle drive and san francisco drive time in the clear between san rafael and the golden gate bridge toll plaza. so they did slowly pick up this overnight closure from westbound 92 to northbound 101. apparently it was causing some sort of a problem for drivers and there was an accident in that area. it's now cleared to the right- hand shoulder. that is your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> we are going to stick with that road theme. thanks, liz. a bay area community filled with million-dollar homes but 10-cent streets. a new report showing larkspur has the worst roads in the bay area. that's according to the metropolitan transportation commission. it tied for last place with st.
helena up in napa county. city leaders say communities need to tax themselves to repair the roads and larkspur apparently hasn't done that. >> same moneies are also the monies we use to protect citizens from stormwater issues and slides. competing demands are really difficult. >> city leaders say they may try to put a revenue measure before the voters. new state fines for high- tech taxi and limo services. the public utilities commission claims uber list and sigh car are operating without required per miss. the companies use smartphone apps to schedule rides. the commission director says they have been operating without the agency's approval. they have 20 days to pay fines or file an appeal. 5:50 now. starbucks expanding its empire and walmart bringing food straight to you. >> plus it promises hours of energy. the popular drink that now may be linked to a more than dozen deaths. ,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
it is the holiday season. the holiday ice rink opening up at the embarcadero center. if you are heading there, chance of showers, 60 degrees this weekend. >> just about all the overnight roadwork is pick up around the bay area still no hot spots out there. a live look at several bridges, golden gate bridge traffic flowin nicely, some delays across the bay bridge. today is the great american smoke-out. the american cancer society began the event in 1977 to get smokers to give up their cigarettes. local events today include the berkeley bowl marketplace where
people can turn in their cigarettes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 13 deaths may now be associated with the highly caffeinated energy drink "5- hour energy." the feds are looking into reports of the deaths over the last four years as well as reports of heart attacks, convulsions and miscarriages. the fda says just because a report is filed, it doesn't necessarily mean the product is the cause of the injury. >> for people that have high blood pressure or diabetes or anxiety disorders, even cases of depression, it can really mess up the body. >> last month, the fda received five reports of deaths after consumers drank another highly caffeinated drink, monster energy. coffee giant starbucks is boosting its tea business. the company is buying tea seller tivana for $620 million. they have a network of 300
stores mostly in shopping malls. starbucks already owns tazo tea brand. news for foodies. walmart is launching a subscription service for buyers with adventurous palates. for $7 a month walmart's new website goodies.com will deliver a gift box of hand- picked taster samplers from your door ranging from healthy to organic to artisan and international. sounds interesting from walmart. two of the biggest names in music now joined forces for concert surprise in new york. ♪ [ music ] >> madonna teamed up with korean pop star gang nam style. they sang together tuesday night at madison square garden. >> does he have more than one stock or is that it? >> i don't know.
i think so. that's. >> if it works? >> no kidding. 5:56. in the next half hour two bay area women make a prowler pay for breaking into their homes. >> plus a suspected drunk driver leaves a trail of destruction in the streets of san francisco. the dangerous move she made that sparked a wild chase. >> right now an investigation is under way here at the scene of a fire. firefighters say it was suspicious. one of two suspicious fires overnight. the latest next. ,, ,, [ knock on door ] cool. you found it. wow. nice place.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald a suspicious fire tears through a north bay bar. what happened just hours before they had firefighters on alert. >> a bicyclist hurt in a wild chase here in san francisco. the trail of damage caused by suspected drunk drivers. >> get ready, storm clouds getting ready to move into the bay area. rain is on the way. we'll tell you when coming up. >> and if you are heading out of tow